EPJ Web of Conferences (2019-01-01)

Recoil Directionality Experiment

  • Sanfilippo S.,
  • Agnes P.,
  • Arba M.,
  • Ave M.,
  • Baracchini E.,
  • Boiano A.,
  • Bonivento W. M.,
  • Bottino B.,
  • Cadeddu M.,
  • Caminata A.,
  • Caravati M.,
  • Cariello M.,
  • Carpinelli M.,
  • Catalanotti S.,
  • Cataudella V.,
  • Cereseto R.,
  • Cicalò C.,
  • Covone G.,
  • de Candia A.,
  • De Filippis G.,
  • De Rosa G.,
  • Davini S.,
  • Devoto A.,
  • Dionisi C.,
  • D’Urso D.,
  • Fiorillo G.,
  • Franco D.,
  • Giovannetti G. K.,
  • Giganti C.,
  • Galbiati C.,
  • Gulino M.,
  • Korga G.,
  • Kuss M.,
  • La Commara M.,
  • La Delfa L.,
  • Lissia M.,
  • Mariani A.,
  • Mari S. M.,
  • Martoff C. J.,
  • Masone V.,
  • Oleynikov V.,
  • Pallavicini M.,
  • Pandola L.,
  • Razeto A.,
  • Rescigno M.,
  • Rossi N.,
  • Sablone D.,
  • Scapparone E.,
  • Suvorov Y.,
  • Testera G.,
  • Tuveri M.,
  • Wang H.,
  • Wang Y.

Journal volume & issue
Vol. 209
p. 01031


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Directional sensitivity to nuclear recoils could provide a smoking gun for a possible discovery of dark matter in the form of WIMPs. A hint of directional dependence of the response of a dual-phase liquid argon Time Projection Chamber was found in the SCENE experiment. Given the potential importance of such a capability in the frame work of dark matter searches, a new dedicated experiment, ReD (Recoil Directionality), was designed in the framework of the DarkSide Collaboration, in order to scrutinize this hint. This contribution will describe the performance of the detectors achieved during the first test-beam, the current status of ReD and the perspectives for physics measurements during the forthcoming beam-time.